On St. Patrick’s Day, Mexico remembers the Irishmen who fought for Mexico against the US

PRI, 3/17/2015

mexican-flag1“Every St Patrick’s Day, the first toast that I make is in honor of the San Patricios,” says Martin Paredes, a Mexican blogger based in the US. “A group of Irishmen came to the defense of Mexico, and many of them died in defense of Mexico. That has to be lauded as one of the greatest honors ever, because they were fighting for an adopted nation — and they died for an adopted nation.”

The story is pretty complex and goes back to the Mexican-American War, from 1846 to 1848.

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